Published bi-monthly, Urbis features stylish interiors, spaces and objects, fascinating places, interesting people, technology updates and car reviews. Through its sophisticated design, Urbis appeals to design-savvy consumers and style-makers, as well as design and architecture professionals.
Milan Highlights • Objects from Milan’s iconic furniture fair, Salone del Mobile, put in the proverbial spotlight.
Books • Rare jewels – some with gems, some without – are inked on the pages of these fine tomes.
Things to do • Filled as they are with taste, there is something restorative about good food and good design. Tend to yourself with these winter warmers.
Hot House • Atlanta’s Haus Gables is high and low brow, quotes modernism and pop culture, and is functional yet intensely sculptural. Yet, best of all… it is tonnes of fun.
Comfort du jour • With their backs turned to caution, striking looks and tactile pleasures stride into winter’s spotlight.
Future foretold • Upcycled, sustainable designs that thrum to the beat of time’s inexorable movement.
Technophile • Living spaces that are small on size don’t have to be short on functionality. These lovely bits of tech have a minimal impact, and will make any home smarter, safer and healthier.
Urbis Drive • Andrew Kerr drives three new cars that excel around town and devour an open road.
Hot House • Home to an emergency doctor, Albóndiga (Meatball, his pet bulldog) and a large collection of pot plants, this tiny Madrid apartment is full of solutions for small-space usage.
Colour maze • Translucency and bangs of colour work together to emphasise the gorgeous shapes of lighting and furniture pieces.
Compact living, big ideas • Tracey Ingram explores three spaces making the most out of a smaller footprint.
Inside Story • A couple of award-winning interior designers, Erini and Scott Compton open their home and share the objects they love.
Fresh craft • Rebecca Gross talks to young, New Zealand-born, Australian architect Adele McNab about her career and her father’s legacy within it.
URBAN COLOURS • THIS NOT-SO-SMALL APARTMENT ABOVE MANHATTAN’S PARK AVENUE IS A DELIGHTFUL EXAMPLE OF THE MAGIC THAT COLOUR CAN BRING TO A PREVIOUSLY DARK ENCLOSURE.
OF THE EARTH • With a clear mandate to be elegant, yet passive, Queenstown’s Team Green Architects has delivered a home that is powerful in many respects.
BARCELONA NOUVEAU • THIS TINY SPANISH APARTMENT OOZES COLOUR, GRAPHIC FLAIR AND PERSONALITY WHILE RESIDING A STONE’S THROW AWAY FROM THE SAGRADA FAMILIA.
DANISH FAIRY TALE • THIS COMPACT HOME IS FULL OF DESIGNER FURNITURE AND SURROUNDED BY A LANDSCAPE OF LAKES AND FORESTS.
LAKESIDE LUXE • This generous apartment packs a lot of living into a relatively small area, and does so with refined Italian style.
In the wilds